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Judiciary: February 19, 2013

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The Annual Report of the Judicial Ombudsman, former High Court Justice Eliezer Goldberg, shows that in 2012 there was a rise in the number of justified complaints against judges, even though the total number of complaints has gone down. Most of the complaints are about Rabbinical and Family Courts. The report also points to many cases of legal red tape, at all judicial levels.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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February 19th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Internal Security: December 15, 2012

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The Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Unit decides in many cases not to pursue criminal cases against police officers, opting instead to return the cases to the police  where it is handled by the disciplinary court. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 15th, 2012 at 9:29 am

Closed Society: November 26, 2012

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During operation Pillar of Cloud, dozens of complaints were sent to the Second Authority for Television and Radio, which regulates commercial broadcasts, about interviews with Palestinians and a show of empathy with them.  Out of 170 complaints received, 48 dealt with interviews with Palestinians, mainly the interview with MK Ahmad Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al), in which he attacked Channel 2′s military analyst, Roni Daniel.

(Hebrew – Globes)

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November 26th, 2012 at 11:56 am

Internal Security: July 14, 2012‎

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Ta’ayush activists claim that even when complaints are backed up by photographs, the Judea and Samaria police do not pursue investigations against settlers. For example, the Judea and Samaria police announced that for lack of evidence, it was closing a complaint against two settlers for trespassing and damaging a car belonging to a Palestinian Susya resident. The incident was recorded on video and the names of the alleged attackers are known.

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July 14th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Economy: 24 February, 2011

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Despite a measurable rise over the past five years, in the amount of complaints against contractor firms for cleaning and security services, who violated workers’ rights, only about 300 penalty fines were given to such firms. Half of these were not paid.

(Hebrew)

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February 24th, 2011 at 4:25 pm